Lady Gaga talks about her meat outfit at the 2010 MTV Music Awards
Everyone remembers when Lady Gaga wore an unusual dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The actress’s house Gucci is in the news again for her dress.
Was the dress made of real meat?
The dress, designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti, was made from real beef and received much criticism from animal rights activists.
Although Gaga took home eight of the thirteen awards, she made headlines for her “unusual” style. Not only the dress, the shoes, the bag and even the little headdress that she wore was made of beef. She contained nearly 50 pounds of rib eye and steak. While the original dress is preserved and on display, copies of the dress sold for nearly $100,000. The dress was named by Time magazine as “The Top Fashion Statement” of 2010.
After appearing at the VMAs, Lady Gaga wore a “meat bikini” for Vogue Japan.
His appearance brought him a lot of popularity and mixed opinions. Many questioned her choice and her reason behind it. While PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) heavily criticized her choice. She issued a statement saying that wearing a dress made from a dead cow was highly offensive.
Lady Gaga explains her choice-
Later, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, who is vegan and didn’t seem happy with Gaga’s choice, she told her, “I have most of your outfits, but not this one.”
To this, the pop star replied, “It certainly isn’t disrespectful to anyone who is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgment free human being on Earth. It has many interpretations, but for me tonight is [saying] If we don’t stand up for what we believe in, if we don’t fight for our rights, very soon we will have as many rights as meat on our bones.”
The meat dress was part of their protest against US
military policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell”.
What was the policy?
According to policy, people in the military should not be asked about their sexuality. Gay, bisexual, or lesbian men should not talk about their sexual orientation or about same-sex relationships and marriages.
Lady Gaga also made a statement saying, “We decided to do the meat dress because I thought if we were willing to die for your country, what does it matter how you identify yourself?”
Although many people applauded her for her bold decision, some did not understand the need to use a dead animal for this protest.